Orienteering, the sport requiring navigational skills using a maps and compass to navigate from point to point in diverse and unfamiliar terrain, makes it’s way to the United States and to Universal Sports. Orienteers will race against the clock and themselves in a series of short, distance and relay events testing their map and compass skills over three days from the 8th of July until the 13th of July.
During the 5000m relay of 2013 Speed Skating Short Track World Championships, Team CAN was given the win after a Korean skater bumped into a Canadian in the 9th lap, nearly causing catastrophe. CAN finished with a time of 6:51.37.
Skiers Asle Tord Gjerdalen, Eldar Roenning, Sjur Roethe, and Petter Northug, represented Team Norway in the 2013 Nordic World Ski Championships in Val de Fiemme. They finished with a total time of 1:41:37.2, with the best time coming from skier Sjur Roethe. Noway has won the event every year since 2001.
Francena McCorory (USA), left, takes the hand off from Allyson Felix (USA) in the women’s 4x400m relay final during the 2012 London Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) By Nick Mulvenney LONDON, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Allyson Felix claimed her third gold medal of the Games as the United States outclassed their […]
Usain Bolt (JAM), Yohan Blake (JAM), Michael Frater (JAM) and Nesto Carter (JAM) pose with their new world record after winning the gold in the men’s 4x100m relay final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) By Alison Wildey LONDON, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Usain Bolt ended his London […]
Carmelita Jeter (USA), Tianna Madison (USA) and Allyson Felix (USA) and Bianca Knight (USA) pose with their world record after winning the gold for the women’s 4x100m relay final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Matt Kryger-USA TODAY Sports) By Nick Mulvenney LONDON, Aug 10 (Reuters) – The United States smashed a […]
Michael Phelps (USA) competes in the men’s 4x100m medley relay final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Aquatics Centre. (Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports) By Julian Linden LONDON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Michael Phelps ended his incredible Olympic career on the perfect note on Saturday, winning his 18th gold medal for the United States in […]
AUSA swimmer Dana Vollmer (left), Rebecca Soni (center), and Missy Franklin (right) celebrate as they win the gold medal setting a new world record at 3:52.05 in the women’s 4x100m medley relay final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre. (Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports) LONDON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – American teenager Missy […]
USA relay team members from left Michael Phelps, Conor Dwyer, Ryan Lochte and Ricky Berens pose with their gold medals and American flags after winning the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay finals during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Aquatics Centre. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) By Julian Linden LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – Four years after […]
Tyson Gay of the U.S. (front) fails to receive the baton from teammate Darvis Patton during their men’s 4 x 100m relay heat at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in this file photo taken August 21, 2008. U.S. sprinters are striving this week to find ways to end a long 4×100 meters relay jinx and […]
Allyson Felix (R) is congratulated by Debbie Dunn after Felix won the Women’s 400 meter dash on day three of the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the Hayward Field on June 25, 2011 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) By Gene Cherry July 13 (Reuters) – Former U.S. world indoor 400 […]
Kenya’s David Rudisha celebrates winning the men’s 800m at the IAAF Diamond League athletics meet, in Doha in this May 11, 2012 file photo. David Rudisha will not try to steal Usain Bolt’s limelight at the London Olympics but the humble Kenyan 800 meters runner has the pedigree to light up the track in a […]
Trayvon Bromell (Kirby Lee/USA Today) Click here for the complete 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships television schedule. By Parker Morse Trayvon Bromell, one of USA’s top hopes for a gold medal at the IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014, has been running fast for a long time this season. Starting with a 10.01 100m at […]
Usain Bolt (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) (Reuters) – Usain Bolt will return to Rio de Janeiro next month to run a special 100 meters on the beach, he said on his website on Sunday, but the Jamaican world record holder is now unlikely to race against Justin Gatlin this year. The six times Olympic gold […]
(AP Photo, File) By Max Meyer Alice Coachman, the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, died Monday morning. She passed away at an Albany hospital in Georgia, a few months after suffering a stroke in April. She was 90 years old. Coachman won her Olympic gold medal in the high jump at […]
Trayvon Bromell (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY) INDIANAPOLIS — Record-setting high schoolers and NCAA champions highlight Team USA’s 89-member roster for the 8th IAAF World Junior Championships, scheduled for July 22-27 at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. The roster includes eight individual medalists from 2013 IAAF World Youth Championships, four NCAA champions and seventeen athletes with […]
Fans in Eugene are excited about the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships (Twitter: @Oregon14WJC) Los Angeles (July 1, 2014) – Universal Sports Network will air 13 hours of premier track & field action from the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Ore., from Wednesday, July 23 through Sunday, July 27. The biennial International meet […]
PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JEFF HAYNES (Reuters) – Six time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has made himself available for the Jamaican relay teams at next month’s Commonwealth Games, providing organizers with a potential boost for the multi-sport event’s profile. Bolt has not competed at all this season due to injury and has asked for a medical exemption […]
PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/RUBEN SPRICH (Reuters) – The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will not appeal the one-year ban handed down to Tyson Gay for doping which has put the United States’s second-place finish in the 4×100 meters relay at the 2012 London Olympics in jeopardy. Gay, the world’s joint second fastest man, was banned for […]
Sanya Richards-Ross (Leo Mason-USA TODAY Sports) Universal Sports will broadcast the USATF Outdoor Championships on Saturday, June 28, at 6 PM ET and Sunday, June 29, at 3 PM ET LIVE. CLICK HERE for the complete schedule. The USATF Outdoor Championships return to “Sac-Town” for 2014. The 2014 USATF Outdoor Championships will bring the nation’s best […]
(Reuters) – Olympic swimming champion Amy Van Dyken said she was excited to be starting her new life on Wednesday as she arrived partially paralyzed at a hospital near her hometown of Denver for specialist treatment after severing her spine in an all-terrain vehicle accident. Van Dyken, 41, whose six gold medals make her one […]
Asafa Powell (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) (Reuters) – Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson can resume competition pending the outcome of their doping appeals, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Wednesday. Former 100 meters world record holder Powell and Athens Olympics relay champion Simpson were banned 18 months in April after testing positive […]
Michael Phelps (Mike Lewis/OlaVistaPhotography.com) By Mike Gustafson This weekend, hundreds of the best swimmers around the country flock west and converge in Santa Clara, California. The Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara commences on Thursday, featuring numerous Olympians, NCAA veterans, post-graduates, club swimmers, high schoolers, and age groupers from all over the world. Huge names […]
Eddy Alvarez (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports) By Max Meyer Olympic silver medalist Eddy Alvarez signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox, according to a post on his Instagram account. Alvarez, a short-track speed skater, won the silver in the 5,000m relay at the Sochi Olympics. The 24-year-old played college baseball in 2011 […]
Amy Van Dyken at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games (AP Photo/David Longstreath) (Reuters) – Former Olympic swimming champion Amy Van Dyken is recovering in a hospital after severing her spine in a quad-bike accident, her family said in a statement on Monday. The family said Van Dyken crashed her all-terrain vehicle on Friday night and […]
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The United States Olympic Committee today announced Gwen Jorgensen as its female Athlete of the Month for May for her back-to-back gold medals in the ITU World Triathlon Series last month. Jorgensen (St. Paul, Minn.) successfully defended her WTS title in Yokohama on May 17, connecting with the lead pack on […]
PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE (Reuters) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will not appeal banned American sprinter Tyson Gay’s controversial one-year doping ban, it said on Tuesday. The global agency said the ban, which has been widely criticized in Europe as too lenient, was “compatible with the World Anti-Doping Code.” Gay, the world’s joint second fastest […]
Justin Gatlin (Scott Olmos-US PRESSWIRE) The 34th edition of the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea is shaping up to be a star-studded meeting with one of the best fields ever. Watch on Thursday, June 5th at 2 PM ET LIVE on Universal Sports. Each of the 18 disciplines (nine men events and nine women events) feature […]
Tyson Gay (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus) CLICK HERE to see the entire 2014 Diamond League Viewing Schedule. By Max Meyer American sprinter Tyson Gay will return from his one-year doping ban on July 3 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The 31-year-old runner holds the American record in the 100m by clocking a 9.69 in 2009. “Lausanne has always […]
PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE (Reuters) – A lawsuit filed by Tyson Gay’s former coach Jon Drummond, who claims he was falsely accused of supplying the sprinter with performance-enhancing drugs, is ‘baseless’, the United States Anti-Doping Agency said on Thursday. The lawsuit comes as USADA is seeking a lifetime ban against Drummond for supplying the joint […]
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